New Mini Hydraulic Excavator from Caterpillar

first_imgCaterpillar has just launched their new Cat 306 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator, marking the company’s entry in the 6-ton class offering. According to Caterpillar, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed customer expectations with strong performance, enhanced operator experience and simplified maintenance with extended service intervals.The new mini excavator features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine, load-sensing hydraulics, spacious cab and exclusive Cat Stick Steer system. It shares a similar controls layout and common components with the full line of Cat Next Generation mini excavators to simplify training, offer quick adaptation for operation and lower owning/operating costs.With its long stick option, the 306 CR delivers a maximum dig depth of 162 in (4 110 mm) and 15,821-lb (7 175-kg) maximum operating weight when equipped with the sealed and pressurized cab.Built with a swing boom, this Next Generation mini excavator’s compact radius design provides a low, 58-in (1 475-mm) tail swing with counterweight for working close to obstructions.last_img read more

China may construct new stadium for Grenada

first_imgNewsRegional China may construct new stadium for Grenada by: – December 2, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 5 Views   no discussions Flag of Grenada. Image via: mapsofworld.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — China has indicated an interest in constructing a new track and field stadium in Grenada.This was hinted by Chinese ambassador to Grenada, Xu Jianguo during the recent signing of the second phase of technical cooperation for the cricket stadium.In reiterating China’s commitment to Grenada’s development, Xu indicated that a Chinese technical team, expected on the island before the end of the year, will make a determination on the best option.The Grenada government has been criticised for its tardy response in rebuilding the facility, which was partially destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.However, Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports, Patrick Simmons said that projects like these call for tremendous resources and planning, noting that efforts were made as early as 2008 to reconstruct the stadium facility. Simmons expressed appreciation to China on behalf of the government and people of Grenada.“Based on preliminary discussions there are indications that the Chinese may demolish the track and field and football stadium and rebuild a new facility,” Simmons said. The new facility will include 8,000 permanent seats and an additional 2,000 temporary seats which could be relocated to other playing fields around the island.He said that the existing facility will be unavailable for cultural and sporting activities including the annual Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships when construction work starts in the New Year.“The safety of the athletes and spectators are paramount so a determination has to be made on the best possible venue to accommodate these championships,” he said.The Grenadian minister also joined Ambassador Xu in signing the handing-over certificate of first phase of the technical cooperation agreement. The first phase included the treating and repainting of the metal structure of the stadium as well as the training of locals on maintenance of the facility.The second phase which will be for a period of two years will include the lighting of the cricket stadium as well as ongoing maintenance.Xu also handed over some computers to the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Boracay cops arrest tourist in microkini

first_imgA microkini is an extremely skimpy bikini. The designs typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitals, so it is often considered necessary to remove or trim the pubic hair. Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer’s body. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Baylon added it was possible the womanwas a “model” from Taiwan. MALAY, Aklan – A female Taiwanesetourist wearing a microkini on a beachfront of Boracay Island was arrestedyesterday at around 5:30 p.m.    A microkini is an extremely skimpybikini. The designs typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitals, soit is often considered necessary to remove or trim the pubic hair. Anyadditional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer’s body. “Gin-istoryanamon ang management kag gin-invitesila kag ila guest sa police station,” said Malay policestation chief Major Jess Baylon.    The municipal police station called onthe management of the hotel where the tourist was staying. She was then invitedfor an interview after her photos went viral on Facebook, earning variousreactions. “Indiman gid siya scandal, maybe it is her way ofexpressing how they appreciate the beauty of the island and the beauty of herbody. Pero sa aton conservative culture,it is unacceptable,” he said.center_img He added: “Indi man ako kahambal nga model siya pero ang feature kagmoves niya daw pang-model gid.” According to Baylon, a citation ticketwas issued to the woman for violating a municipal ordinance on indecency. Shewas still detained at the Malay municipal police station as of press time.  The most radical variations of themicrokini are simply thin straps which cover little or none of the wearer’sbody. Some variations of the microkini useadhesive or wire to hold the fabric in place over the genitals. These designsdo not require any additional side straps to keep the garment in place. “Taposmay fine siya. After that puwedi namansiya buy-an,” said Baylon./PNlast_img read more

Duke Energy accepting grant application to support education

first_imgCharlotte, N.C.— Duke Energy Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that support K-12 education as part of its new Powerful Communities philanthropic program, which will award strategic charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to build powerful communities by bolstering education, developing the future workforce of the energy sector and conserving and protecting our environment.In 2017, Duke Energy Foundation invested more than $33 million to support communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.“Our new Powerful Communities grant program allows us to support programs that are closely aligned with building the smarter energy future our customers want and deserve,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “We are excited to be a part of building stronger communities across our service territory.”Applications for the Powerful Communities: K-12 Education grant cycle will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2019. Funding will focus on programs that address the summer reading loss experienced by rising kindergartners through rising third-graders and that advance energy, engineering and environmental education. Programs that extend into out-of-school time and that serve under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences will be given preference in this grant cycle.In addition to K-12 education, Powerful Communities will also include designated grant application windows for the following grant cycles:Workforce – Workforce development programs aligned with the energy industry’s future workforce.Nature – Programs supporting water quality, quantity, conservation and access, habitat and forest restoration and conservation, and species conservation.State Strategic Impact – Priorities defined annually at the state level to respond to the unique needs of the states Duke Energy serves.Duke Energy will continue to accept ongoing applications for smaller grants that support local communities.last_img read more

Ajax got the best of me. says Ikedia

first_img ”I think the height of a thing is that if such a player has the talent your height will be overlooked,” he continued. “There’s a kind of talent such a player will possess teams will overlook your height. It’s just like [Diego] Maradona and [Lionel] Messi.” He also represented Nigeria at U23 level, before featuring 15 times for the Super Eagles – where he featured at the 2002 Fifa World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Asked about his most memorable game in the national team shirt, Ikedia picked the make or break 2000 Sydney Olympics against Zimbabwe. “My best game for Nigeria was the one I played at the National Stadium [in Lagos] against Zimbabwe during the Sydney 2000 Olympic qualifiers,” he added. “We needed to win the game 4-0 and the funny thing was that the Zimbabwe coach was former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof. “So we needed four goals to qualify for the Olympics and a day before the match I couldn’t sleep. I remember asking Yakubu Aiyegbeni and other teammates how we are going to score four goals. But I just said we are playing at home and with God everything is possible. read also:Can Super Eagles replicate the 2004 feat against Cameroon? “The first half was 2-0 in the second half we managed to score the third goal in the 85th minute I made the fourth goal. That was how we qualified for the Olympics so that game I can never forget.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Nigeria international, Pius Ikedia, has revealed he enjoyed the best part of his professional career at Eredivisie giants Ajax. Playing at Cote d’Ivoire’s Asec Mimosas at that time, the pint-sized winger was signed by the former European champions on the back of an impressive display at the 1999 Fifa U20 World Cup. At the tournament, he scored his only goal in the Round of 16 clash against the Republic of Ireland where the Flying Eagles edged the Europeans on penalties after the scores stood at 1-1 after extra-time. Owing to a lack of playing time at the Johan Cruyff Arena, he was loaned to Groningen and RBC Roosendaal before an outright sale to AZ Alkmaar in 2005 – where he was loaned to another Dutch outfit RKC Waalwijk. Before drawing the curtains on his professional career, he had spells at Metalurh Donetsk, RBC Roosendaal, AZAL, Mağusa Turk Gucu and OFC Oostzaan. However, he claimed he played his best football at Ajax, although there was not much money to spend. “For me, Ajax was where I played my best football because they take care of their players,” the 40-year-old said on Brilla FM. “In terms of money they don’t spend that much but you are comfortable, the training is one of the best if not the best in Europe.” Now an assistant coach at a high school in the United States of America, Ikedia who was famous for his darting speed claimed his height was never a factor during his playing days.center_img Promoted Content10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors MillionsJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Curragh raid pays off for Easterby

first_img Press Association Entering the final furlong there was only Mattmu in striking distance and David Allan managed to force his mount in front just a couple of strides before the line. Sent off a 3-1 chance, Mattmu prevailed in a tight photo finish. Allan said: “He’s only been out of the first three once and that was down to the ground, as it was very loose. “He’s as hard as nails and that’s my first winner in Ireland.” A Group Two winner in France as a juvenile, when he was kept especially busy, the only time he has been out of the first three in his 13-race career was when he finished fifth in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock. Mick Halford’s Toscanini set out to make it a real test and it was all too much for the red-hot favourite Anthem Alexander, who was never travelling. center_img North Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby made a successful raid on the Curragh when Mattmu just pipped Toscanini in the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes.last_img read more

Leicester may have Premier League title advantage, admits Manuel Pellegrini

first_img Press Association The Chilean recognises City’s quest for the quadruple will see the games pile up. City eased into the FA Cup fifth round with Saturday’s 4-0 win at Aston Villa, having already reached the League Cup final and Champions League knock-out stages. Leicester have only 15 league games left and City will play 27 matches if they go all the way in every competition – more with FA Cup replays – a nd Pellegrini conceded Claudio Ranieri’s leaders, who they welcome to the Etihad on Saturday, may have the edge. “If you ask me if I want to be still in all four competitions, then the answer is yes, but if you are saying if it is easier when you play less games then maybe,” he said, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Sunderland, with City three points behind Leicester. “It’s a view about Leicester but I’m focusing more on my team. “(In the last six weeks) we’ve got to the final of one cup and we have progressed in the other. We could be top of the table after the next two games depending on how we play. So if we win the next two games it’s probably impossible to have been better.” Kelechi Iheanacho scored a hat-trick in Saturday’s victory and he is set to be included in Pellegrini’s Champions League squad ahead of Tuesday’s registration deadline. But the 19-year-old is likely to be dropped in favour of Sergio Aguero for City’s trip to the Stadium of Light, with David Silva also set to return. “Well, both of them are fit so probably (they will start). We have to decide,” added Pellegrini. Iheanacho, though, insisted he will be ready when called on. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has hinted Leicester have an advantage in the title race. He added: “I need to build confidence now in order to play and that’s what I’m working on. There’s no need for me to fear anything because I’m a professional footballer, but I need to build my confidence to play.” Saturday’s defeat, rounded off by Raheem Sterling’s goal, left bottom club Villa to focus on their survival bid. Boss Remi Garde is yet to make a signing ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline and a move for Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic collapsed after an appeal over his work permit was rejected. But Garde remains hopeful they can revive the deal in the summer. “Hopefully, yes,” he said. “It’s a disappointment because we thought that we could sign him. I have not too many details on that. I’ve got some details but it’s not for me to reveal it to tell you.” last_img read more

Ellsworth 6th, Bucksport 10th at regional wrestling championships

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Bucksport wrestling teams finished sixth and 10th, respectively, at Saturday’s Class B North wrestling championships at Mount View High School in Thorndike.Senior Chris Barnes was the star of the day for Ellsworth with a victory in the 195-pound division. Barnes defeated Medomak Valley’s Amos Hinckley to win the bracket.In the 106-pound weight class, Ellsworth’s Landon St. Peter lost to Bucksport’s Travis Hutchinson in the title bout. Charlie Hughes finished third in the 182-pound division, and Andrew Brown finished fourth at 160.Bucksport’s Foster Ashmore finished second in the 120-pound weight class. The senior standout lost to Dexter’s Caleb Weeks in the championship bout.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNext up for both teams is the Class B state championships in Wells. That event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.last_img read more

Other Sports Praggnanandhaa Wins Gold In World Youth Chess Championships, India End With Record Seven Medals

first_imgMumbai: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa emerged as unconquered king in the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai, claiming the gold in the Under-18 Open category on Saturday. The 14-year-old Grand Master from Chennai settled for a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against ValentinBuckels (Germany) to top the charts with nine points. He, however, will also have to thank compatriot, International Master Arjun Kalyan for achieving a crucial draw against top seeded Shant Sargsyan (Armenia). Praggnanandhaa would have been under pressure if Grand Master Shant had won. But Shant could not unravel a determined Arjun, allowing Praggnanandhaa to annex the title.  The Championship ended on a high note for India, with six other medals, including three silver, coming their way. Only the Under-16 Girls category proved tough for India, although B M Akshaya gave a good account of herself. Akshaya lost the medal to Anousha Mahdian, sufferingan unexpected defeat to her in the final round. But Indian girls in the Under-14 segment compensated for it, with Divya Deshmukh and Rakshitta Ravi winning two medals. Top seed Womens International Master Divya, who seemed to be out of contention midway through the event, pulled off a well thought-out victory in the last round to clinch silver. Rakshitta too beat overnight leader Bat-Erdene Mungunzul on the top board to earn the bronze. Kazakhstan’s Meruert Kamalidenova, however, was the star of this category, registering five straight wins to clinch the gold. Fide Master L R Srihari (Under-14 Open) and Vantika Agrawal (Under-16 Girls) collected other two silver medals for India, playing out draws in their respective matches. Vantika had an outside chance of pocketing the gold, especially after top seed Polina Shuvalova (8.5) settled for a draw.Also Read | Earlier Padma Shri snub motivated me to do better: Harika Dronavalli, India chess grandmasterVantika, with eight points, however, couldn’t beat Alexandra Obolentseva of Russia, and finished half a point behind Shuvalova. Srihari (8), who was in contention for the gold at the start of the penultimate day, endured draws in the last two rounds to slip to the second position. S Maralakshikari won the bronze, after beating the surprise package of the championship, R Abinandhan. CM Aronyak Ghosh (8) claimed the other bronze for the country in the Under-16 Open category after drawing withIran’s Arash Daghli. He will, however, look back at the WYCC as a missed opportunity, after accepting a quick draw in the penultimate round. Winners: U18 Open: Praggnanandhaa R (IND) 9.0; Shant Sargsyan (ARM) 8.5; Artur Davtyan (ARM) 8.0  U18 Girls: Polina Shuvalova (RUS) 8.5; Vantika Agrawal (IND) 8.0; Alexandra Obolentseva (RUS) 7.5 U16 Open: Rudik Makarian (RUS) 8.5; Stefan Pogosyan (RUS) 8.0; Aronyak Ghosh (IND) 8.0  U16 Girls: Leya Garifullina (RUS) 8.5; Nurgali Nazerke (KAZ) 8.5; Anousha Mahdian (IRI) 8.0 U14 Open: Aydin Suleymanli (AZE) 9.0; Srihari L R (IND) 8.0; Sreeshwan Maralakshikari (IND) 8.0 U14 Girls: Meruert Kamalidenova (KAZ) 8.5; Divya Deshmukh (IND) 8.0; Rakshitta Ravi (IND) 8.0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Nastase not welcome at Wimbledon this year, say organisers

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be welcomed at this year’s Wimbledon championships and could be stopped at the gate if he tries to attend, organisers said yesterday.The 70-year-old former French and U.S. Open champion is provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events after hurling allegedly racist and sexist comments during Romania’s Fed Cup tie with Britain last month.All England Club chairman Philip Brook said he “condemned” the behaviour of two-time Wimbledon runner-up Nastase.“In terms of an invitation to the Royal Box, he won’t receive one this year,” Brook said at the club’s spring news conference.Club chief executive Richard Lewis went further, saying Nastase “could be stopped at the gate” if he tried to enter the grounds with a ticket.Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase, who courted controversy throughout his career, was booted out of his country’s tie with Britain for “unsportsmanlike” behaviour.The singles rubber between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Sorana Cirstea was briefly suspended after remarks made by Nastase to Konta and Britain’s captain Anne Keothavong.Nastase had already run into trouble during the World Group II playoff tie in Constanta, after allegedly making a derogatory comment about American great Serena Williams’ unborn child.last_img read more